Wednesday, 3 August 2011
Pretty Little Things by Jilliane Hoffman
When thirteen year old Elaine (Lainey) Emerson didn't return home, her parents at first thought she was with a friend and that she'd be back the next day. When her mother reported her missing, it didn't seem that the police were going to make much effort to follow-up, that is, until Agent Bobby Dees took on the case. Due to his own personal history, he just couldn't take the chance that this was a simple case of a run away. Something about the case nagged at him.
This book creeped me out the whole way through. I could just tell that something bad was going to happen. Perhaps that's my mother's intuition. At the same time, I couldn't put this book down. I had to find out what happened with Lainey and why Dees refused to let go of this case.
This is one of those books that I find hard to talk about as almost anything I say will give away bits of the plot. I can tell you that I loved the character of Bobby Dees and how he responded to missing Lainey. Yes, he questioned whether it was a case of teenage angst, or was there some deeper dispair with her or within her family. The dedication to his job was clearly evident.
I will gladly read further books by Jilliane Hoffman even if they have me turning on all the lights in the house when reading late at night.
Jilliane Hoffman website